Friday, February 26, 2016

Conner Eldridge slams John Boozman on Supreme Court obstructionism

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 9:54 AM

Former prosecutor Conner Eldridge continues to hammer Sen. John Boozman over Boozman's total obstruction on the Supreme Court vacancy. Along with fellow senate Republicans, Boozman won't consider any nominee from President Barack Obama. Republican senators, charged with an "advise and consent" role by the Constitution, won't hold hearings or even meet with any nominee. 

Here's Eldridge's pitch, from a recent letter to supporters: 

There’s one issue in this race that really underscores what’s at stake in this election: the Supreme Court.

Senator John Boozman refuses to do his job. He and a dysfunctional Washington won’t work together to consider anyone — regardless of how qualified any potential nominee might be. Imagine what your boss would say if you simply refused to do your job!

This is a new, historic level of obstruction, and we must do what we can to stop it.

I believe the President and the Senate should do their jobs and fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court with a well-qualified, impartial judge as soon as possible. I will never let politics get in the way of putting our country first.

As we've noted a number of times in this space, this is an a real issue in blue/purple states with tight senate races. Republican incumbents are taking a polling hit for unpopular obstruction. 

Unfortunately for Eldridge, in dead-red Arkansas, pretty much anything against Obama works out fine, so I doubt this line of attack moves the needle at all. 

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